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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Based on directives received from the District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in order to protect the health of the public, Judge Grossman’s Chambers is adopting the following procedures in all matters. These procedures are designed to limit the need to appear before the Court. Please refrain from contacting the Court during this time period unless you have a matter that requires immediate attention.

  1. Commencing March 16, 2020 and through April 17, 2020, and provided that all parties consent, parties seeking an adjournment of any motion or status conferences (including loss mitigation and pretrial conferences) scheduled to be heard during this time period may file with the Court a letter requesting an adjournment of the hearing. The Court shall schedule the adjourned hearing to a date after April 17, 2020.
  2. Commencing March 16, 2020 and through April 17, 2020, unopposed motions, including motions by the Chapter 13 Trustee to dismiss cases, may be granted by the Court without the need for an appearance provided that the moving party files with the Court a Certificate of No Objection and proposed order. Following receipt of the Certificate of No Objection, the Court may enter an order granting the motion without further notice or hearing. In the event the Court determines a hearing is necessary, the hearing shall be scheduled for a date after April 17, 2020. A form of Certificate of No Objection can be found on the Court’s website under Judge Grossman’s tab, “Form Orders.”
  3. Motions scheduled for hearings between March 16, 2020 and April 17, 2020 that are opposed shall be rescheduled to a date after April 17, 2020.
  4. Notwithstanding the above, in the event any party requires a hearing prior to April 17, 2020, the party may contact Chambers at REG_Hearings@nyeb.uscourts.gov to request such hearing.

Effective December 3, 2018, in all individual cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all requests by debtors to enter into the Court’s loss mitigation program as follows:

The debtor shall: (a) serve the application upon the Office of the United States Trustee, the Chapter trustee and the mortgagee, in compliance with the Court’s loss mitigation procedures, (b) provide for 17 days’ notice, and (c) obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.

The application shall: (a) include (i) the address of the subject property, (ii) the name of the mortgagee and (iii) the last 4 digits of the loan number, (b) include sufficient information to demonstrate that the debtor has a likelihood of succeeding in loss mitigation, (c) state whether the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, and (d) if the debtor has been denied loss mitigation option(s) within the year prior to the current request, explain what circumstances have changed since the prior denial.

A motion for relief from the automatic stay pursuant to Bankruptcy Code §362 filed by the mortgagee shall be adjourned to the date of the hearing on the debtor’s loss mitigation motion.

Effective July 15, 2015, in all Chapter 7 cases assigned to Judge Grossman, motions shall be required for all applications by Chapter 7 trustees to retain counsel, except for retention of personal injury counsel. The Chapter 7 trustee shall serve the application on the Office of the United States Trustee and the debtor, provide for 14 days’ notice, and obtain a hearing date via the Court’s website.

Procedures for obtaining hearing dates, and requesting emergency hearings, adjournments, telephonic or video appearances, conferences, and concerning chambers copies, submission of orders, notices of presentment, and other matters may be found by clicking the Judges' Procedures tab.

Mailing address:

Hon. Robert E. Grossman
United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Alfonse M. D'Amato Federal Courthouse
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, New York 11722

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